Indy Race Week Is Here

Chuck Zimmerman

I sure hope you’re not getting tired of hearing about where I’m going next. This time it’s another ethanol related adventure in Indianapolis. It’s race week folks and that means working with the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council once again. I’m heading east today and there are activities scheduled through race time on Sunday. For example, on Thursday, we’re going …

EPIC, Ethanol, Indy Racing

Race To Go Green Sweepstakes

Chuck Zimmerman

The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council is teaming up with the IndyCar Series, Sinden Racing Service, and Rahal-Letterman Racing for a national sweepstakes. The “Race to Go Green” Sweepstakes” offers you a chance to win lots of instant prizes and have your name entered in a grand prize drawing. Instant winners will be drawn online and notified throughout the season. …

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IndyCar Series Happy With Ethanol Relationship

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the guys on the program yesterday at the Chicago Board of Trade Greening of Racing tribute was IndyCar Series President, Terry Anstadt. I interviewed Terry right before the program got started. He says the partnership with ethanol fits in perfectly with their mission. “The Indianapolis Motor Speedway was built in 1909 literally as a test track to support …

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Ringing The Bell For Ethanol

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s Jeff Simmons (right) with CBOT Chairman Charlie Carey as they oversee the ringing of the bell to kick off trading this morning. I guess the bell is an automated thing so it’s kind of a ceremonial deal to stand on the platform looking over the whole trading floor. I’m on a Denver stopover with a flight delay so I …

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CBOT Puts Ethanol Front & Center

Chuck Zimmerman

This is a quick post before I board a plane for Burbank out of O’Hare here in Chicago. This fine looking group is the speakers at this morning’s press conference at the Chicago Board of Trade. It was “tribute to the greening of racing morning.” The cars (Indy Cars) and speakers were set up on the plaza outside the CBOT …

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Indy Racing, Monsanto and EPIC

Chuck Zimmerman

I’m fresh off another on-location adventure with the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council. This season I’ll be covering about 6 IRL races. The next one is the big one in Indianapolis. This past week it was in Kansas City and so the ZimmCast this week features some interviews from that event. We had a lot of fun there. We in …

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Dan Wheldon Wins Kansas City Indy 300

Chuck Zimmerman

Ethanol wins another Indy car race. Actually, driver Dan Wheldon won the race. He’s getting to be regular at this. It was a great race with very little incidents. The ethanol car driven by Jeff Simmons came in tenth so way to got Jeff. I didn’t post much here this weekend since I’ve doing a lot of photography and interviews. …

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Final Race Car Tune Ups

Chuck Zimmerman

It looks like we’ll get a little rain out here at Kansas Speedway. But it’s going to clear up by tomorrow. I think it’s going to be a busy weekend here as we get ready for IRL and 100% ethanol fuel action on Sunday. This is what’s going on today. Tweaking the cars. The drivers get 2 practice sessions tomorrow …

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Multi-media Ethanol Promotion Day

Chuck Zimmerman

Another day, another chance to promote ethanol. Most of my morning was working with Team Ethanol on a pump promotion in Kansas City. We braved the cold temperatures to bring some joy and information into the lives of consumers who came out to get some reduced price gas containing ethanol. Team Ethanol car driver Jeff Simmons was on hand to …

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Pioneer Sponsoring Team Ethanol

Chuck Zimmerman

The Ethanol Promotion and Information Council has a new team member. Pioneer Hi-Bred is now working with the group to educate consumers about the benefits of ethanol-enriched fuel. The effort includes funding for ethanol promotion and education programs. “Ethanol is a factor in the effort to reduce our nation’s reliance on petroleum,” says Dean Oestreich, Pioneer president and DuPont vice …

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